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Sweater – A – Month May 2014

July 23, 2014

I came across this pattern a few months ago and totally fell in love with it, I decided it would be my May 2014 sweater. It also was a great opportunity for me to do some serious stash busting.

I knit the Juvel Cardigan from my stash of Galway Worsted. I love this yarn (if you want to read more about it check this and this and this out) but because I love it so much, I often have much leftover, so this was a perfect opportunity to use some of it up!

Juvel Sweater

Juvel Sweater

 

This is a great simple project, and the designer designed it for many different sizes (3m – 12 yrs). This is what the designer has to say about this project, “Get ready to indulge in a quick, versatile and rewarding project that doesn’t require lots of time and yarn!”

Juvel Sweater

Juvel Sweater

Thanks to Tian for modeling my sweater (even with a broken arm)! Also, for all you East Van folk you should check out all the great work that Tian’s mama does as the owner of Green Room Yoga.  Thanks to Sylvia for the photo’s.

 

Juvel Sweater

Juvel Sweater

Colour work

July 20, 2014

Meet Heidi – she has been a long-time Baaad Anna’s customer and inspiring knitter. Heidi knit the most beautiful  Stasis Sweater out of the Briggs and Little Sport.

Stasis Sweater

Stasis Sweater

The sweater is stunning and her work is amazing.  Heidi said she loved how the Briggs and Little sport knit up, and how it was a perfect choice for the colour work in this sweater. She knit the sweater in the Natural White and Grey Heather colour-ways.

Stasis Sweater

Stasis Sweater

 

Thanks for sharing your beautiful project with us Heidi!  Stop by and check out the full colour palette we have of this great yarn!

Heidi modelling her Stasi Sweater

Heidi modelling her Stasi Sweater

 

 

What’s on the sticks

July 6, 2014

If you are an Instagram user then you should follow us – our IG handle is baaadannas but I warn you there are many awesome kid and adventure pictures mixed in with all things fibre related. If you aren’t into other people’s kids/lives no worries. I will try and post a round-up of all the awesome things that Instagram users get to see!

New Knitscene

New Knitscene

 

The new Knitscene Accessories 2014 magazine is on the shelf, and its got some GREAT patterns!

 

 

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Hello Beautiful Buttons

 

Beautiful new buttons from Hello Beautiful – a local potter in Vancouver, perfect for your next project!

 

 

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Welcome to the world little Sophie, this was her first visit to the yarn store! Congrats to Paula, Thomas and big sister Gabi!

 

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Our fantastic selection of Briggs and Little Super – on sale for the next week $5/skein

 

Sale of the Week

July 4, 2014

We are making room for some NEW fall yarn, so we are having a special deal on the Briggs and Little Super!

Twiggy Cardigan

Twiggy Cardigan

Until July 12th it will be $5/skein come check it out and start your cozy fall sweater!  To learn more about why we love the Super check it out here and here.

 

Willy the Wily Fox Sweater

Willy the Wily Fox Sweater

Holiday Weekend Hours

June 29, 2014

We will be open all week – here are the reduced hours for the holiday:

 

Monday, June  30   11am – 6pm

Tuesday, July 1      12pm – 5pm

Wed resume regular hours 11am – 6pm  (stitch n bitch Wed nite 6 – 8pm)

 

We just got in a great shipment of beautiful Malabrigo Mecha, Arroyo and Rasta – come check out these beautiful colours!

 

Malabrigo Rasta

Malabrigo Rasta

Spring Cleaning

June 25, 2014

Baaad Anna’s will be CLOSED on

 

Thursday, June 26th all day for a day of cleaning.

 

We will re-open on Friday for normal hours on Friday. Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

 

New Yarn – Imperial Yarn

June 22, 2014

We are super excited about our newest yarn – Columbia from Imperial Yarn.  This is a fantastic company from Oregan

 

“Our yarn isn’t just made in America. It’s born and raised here. High on Oregon’s desert plateau, Imperial Stock Ranch weaves a family tradition of sustainability into everything we do: from raising our Columbia sheep to milling our yarn. It’s been that way for 140 years. So have a look around, and discover how our all-natural, no-chemical wool can enrich the beauty and quality of your next project”

 

Imperial Yarn - Columbia

Imperial Yarn – Columbia

 

We have a whole range of colours of the Columbia 2-ply   “A basic worsted weight yarn, our Columbia 2-Ply is mule spun, giving it a character similar to hand spun. It yields smooth, cozy creations with a weighty feel to them. Available in a medley of 31 vibrant colors, the Columbia 2-Ply is an ideal choice for medium-weight sweaters, gloves, hats—any sort of outerwear, actually—as well as tote bags, socks and slippers. It’s easy to work with, making this a wonderful yarn to use when applying Fair Isle or Intarsia knitting techniques.”

 

Imperial Yarn - Columbia

Imperial Yarn – Columbia

 

Every skein of Columbia is 100g / 220 yards and is $21.50  I’ve started the Kennebec Cowl by Dawn Catanzaro. Stop by and squish this amazing yarn, and start planning your fall sweater now!

Imperial Yarn - columbia

Imperial Yarn – Columbia

 

Imperial Yarn - columbia

Imperial Yarn – Columbia

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